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    How to Choose Dog Harnesses

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    Dog harnesses can be veryuseful pieces of equipment as they comfortably attach a lead to a dog. There isa large choice of different dogs harnesses on the market, so knowing what tobuy can be tricky. The following guide should help you out in choosing aharness for your dog.

     

    Small or Large Dog Harness?

    We all know that every dogbreed is unique in size, shape and personality, and harnesses may not besuitable for every dog. Whilst there are little dogs that can wear a small dogharness, this is not the case for all of them. Check with your vet before youtry to fit a small dog harness on your dog. Most bigger dog breeds will happilywear a large dog harness once used to it.

     

    Fit

    It is important to get dogsharnesses that can be fitted correctly so that the dog lead does not make ituncomfortable or harmful for the dog. Using a soft measuring tape, take themeasurement of the fullest part of the dog’s chest. This will help you to knowwhat size to buy.
     

    Type
    Choose an adjustable harness. These are great as they can grow with your dog,or tighten if the dog loses weight. 

    A leather dog harness is always a good choice. This is because leather lasts along time and is comfortable for the dog. Aside from leather dogs harnesses,there are others that are made from softer materials such as fleece.

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